Education Through Music (ETM) is a New York City non-profit organization that provides inner-city schools with quality music programs. ETM forms long-term partnerships with both public and private schools, helping them to provide comprehensive, sequential music and arts instruction to all students. We help schools integrate arts and academic curricula to enhance learning in both areas.
ETM is now reviewing applications for 2014-15 teaching and field supervision positions.
Successful candidates will embrace the opportunity to take ownership of their program and make it an indispensable part of their school's culture and identity. Applicants should possess a BA or Master's in Music, Education, or Fine Arts (Music Education a plus). Previous classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred. ETM welcomes applicants who hold or are pursuing certification, and seeks placements that will support the career advancement of certified teachers. NOTE: Individuals who do not currently hold 'eligible' status for classroom teaching from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) will be asked to undergo a fingerprinting and background check by the NYC DOE PETS system. Only those cleared by the DOE who receive 'eligible' status are eligible for hire by ETM.
Job responsibilities include acting as school music faculty, coordination and development of the in-school music program with program staff, and producing two all-school concerts each year.
Each music teacher's program is designed in consultation with ETM Program Staff and based on ETM's curriculum and benchmarks. Lesson planning is required and will be reviewed on a regular basis.
We provide all ETM Music Teachers with ongoing professional development and training.
All those invited to interview will be asked to present mock lesson specific to the discipline of the desired position.
- Support and mentoring of music teachers.
- Supervision and evaluation of music teachers.
- Policy compliance.
- Development and design of training materials.
- Presentation of professional development workshops to academic teachers.
- Project management.
- Documentation/record keeping of program activities and services provided. Click here to apply for this position.
General Music (Choral/Band) - The current opening is 5 days per week teaching grades 6, 7 & 8 in a middle school in Bronx, NY: General music 3 days and band 2 days.
Band: Woodwinds, brass, and percussion are taught to beginning band students. Band is an elective, not required, and students are eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Small group pull-out lessons and full rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable running rehearsals with 50-90 students. Band rehearsals will take place 3 times per week before school, while each participant will have one small group pull-out lesson per week during the school day on a rotating basis. Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches. A minimum of three concerts per year are produced in which the full band performs.
General Music: Building a musical foundation for all students and instilling a love and appreciation for music through a comprehensive and sequential music curriculum is the key to a successful program. Pedagogical approach is Orff influenced, and we provide many tools and resources including hand-percussion, Orff instruments, handbells, keyboards, guitars, ukeleles and technology. Singing, conducting, keyboard, guitar, and presentation skills are strong pluses. Two concerts per year are produced in which all students perform.
General Music (Choral/String Orchestra) - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - Our General Music/String Orchestra teachers typically teach 3 days of general music and 2 days of String Orchestra. In addition to the general music responsibilities as outlined above, our orchestra teachers are responsible for teaching violin, viola, cello, and bass to beginning and intermediate orchestra students, grades 4 – 8. Orchestra is an elective, not required, and all students in grades 4 – 8 are eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Small group pull-out lessons and full rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable running rehearsals with 50-90 students. Orchestra rehearsals will take place 2 to 3 times per week before or after school, while each participant will have one small group pull-out lesson per week during the school day on a rotating pull-out basis. Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches.
General Music/Music Technology - Middle School - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - The general music curriculum is based on traditional choral/instrumental pedagogy. Guitar and keyboard skills are necessary. Familiarity with current music technologies, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Finale and SmartBoard is a big plus, but training can be provided - a general familiarity with music technology is sufficient for the motivated candidate. The curriculum focuses on general music skills and concepts (as opposed to teaching any in-depth use of software) using the music tech lab as a teaching tool. Of great value will also be the determination and charisma to work successfully with a middle school population. The labs consists of 30 state of the art, custom built student workstations, each with a 27-inch Macintosh computer, midi keyboard, electric guitar, microphone, audio interface, etc.
Education Through Music has the following full-time opening:
Education Through Music, Inc. (ETM) seeks a full-time Development Associate with exemplary organizational, communication, and editing skills to work within the development team while focusing on the areas of individual giving and institutional support. The position reports to the Director of Development & Program Evaluation and requires coordination and collaboration with multiple staff members. With the creation of this position, ETM is expanding the staff from two to three Development Associates.
• Working with Development team to strengthen individual giving program and stewardship
• Segmenting donor database, creating seasonal campaigns and targeted donor communications (snail mail and email)
• Grant proposal research and writing (foundation and corporate)
• Tracking and processing gifts, including online donations from internal and third-party sites; maintaining donor correspondence
• Preparing reports to funders (foundation and individual)
• Corresponding with Board members regarding their contact lists for various solicitation mailings
• Assisting on budgets for proposals and reports
• Collaborating on updates to template documents such as proposals, reports and letters
• Supporting and participating in fundraising strategy development
• Improving documentation of development and database procedures
• Providing support for fundraising events
• Communicating regularly with program staff and the Evaluation Manager in order to prepare accurate proposals and reports.
• Collaborating with marketing and communications staff to ensure development materials align with the organization's branding
• Providing support for general communications and website when needed
• Maintaining the contact database and email lists
• Interacting with the Board of Directors, including maintaining profiles for internal and external sources
• Office duties as required
• 2-4 years of related work experience.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Highly detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to produce clear, well-organized documents. Ability to write and edit in response to guidelines (when provided), as well as to write and edit independently.
• Experience with individual giving.
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to learn new software; familiarity with database, email marketing, and publication software.
• Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a collaborative environment and be a team player, as well as to take initiative.
• Commitment to the mission of ETM.
Salary: $38,000 – 45,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance.
This position is on-site at ETM offices, 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Katherine Canning, Director of Development and Program Evaluation, via our online employment application. NO PHONE CALLS.